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flick

noun (n)

  • a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible) (noun.event)
    Example:
    He gave it a flick with his finger.
    He felt the flick of a whip.
    source: wordnet30
  • a short stroke (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • A flitch; as, a flick of bacon. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A light quick stroke or blow, esp. with something pliant; a flirt; also, the sound made by such a blow. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • flash intermittently (verb.perception)
    Synonym: flicker
    Example:
    The lights flicked on and off.
    source: wordnet30
  • look through a book or other written material (verb.perception)
    Synonym: flip, leaf, riff, riffle, thumb
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to move with a flick (verb.motion)
    Synonym: flip
    Example:
    He flicked his Bic.
    source: wordnet30
  • throw or toss with a quick motion (verb.contact)
    Synonym: jerk
    Example:
    Flick a piece of paper across the table.
    source: wordnet30
  • shine unsteadily (verb.weather)
    Example:
    The candle flickered.
    source: wordnet30
  • twitch or flutter (verb.contact)
    Synonym: riffle, ruffle
    Example:
    The paper flicked.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to make a snapping sound (verb.contact)
    Synonym: click, snap
    source: wordnet30
  • touch or hit with a light, quick blow (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Flicked him with his hand.
    source: wordnet30
  • remove with a flick (of the hand) (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • To whip lightly or with a quick jerk; to flap; as, to flick a horse; to flick the dirt from boots. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To throw, snap, or toss with a jerk; to flirt; as, to flick a whiplash. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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